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Nutrition


The Importance of Carbohydrates and Glycogen for Athletes

Thursday, January 17, 2013 | By Iñigo San Millán, PhD

Dr. Iñigo San Millán uses his insights from working with Tour de France teams and Grand Tour podium riders to remind us that as athletes, carbohydrates and glycogen are still our "gold".

Vegan vs. Paleo Diets For Athletes: My Experience

Thursday, December 27, 2012 | By Nell Stephenson

There are so many diets out there based on many different things! But what’s the best diet for physical endurance sports like marathoning and racing triathlon?

A Calorie Is Not A Calorie

Thursday, December 20, 2012 | By Pacific Health Laboratories

Food calories affect the body very differently depending on their source and the overall context in which they are consumed. This article explains why not all calories are equal. 

Webinar: Off Season Nutrition-Taming the Wild Beast

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | By TrainingPeaks

Some athletes use the off-season as a license to go off the deep end with their habits and food choices. It may seem like gaining an extra 15+ pounds in the off-season is no big deal, but it can make starting back into training and your regular nutrition routine very difficult.

Nutrition for Endurance Athletes 101

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | By Infinit Nutrition

This article provides a platform for the ingredients recommended for optimal energy levels and peak performance during endurance training and racing. 

Holiday Season Nutrition Success

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 | By Dr. Rick Kattouf

All too often, the holiday season can be a challenging time when it comes to body weight and body fat %. It is very common to hear individuals say, “I gained 10- 15 over the holidays!” 

Recovering From Sandy

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 | By Hal Higdon

A runner grapples with the cancellation of the New York Marathon due to Hurricane Sandy.

It's OK, You Can Eat That

Friday, November 2, 2012 | By Rodney Buike

Most of the year athletes maintain a strict diet, eat only healthy foods and even count calories. This keeps you lean and fast, but from my experience, I know it can also add stress to your already stressful lifestyle.

Why Swimming Makes You Hungry

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 | By Tammy Metzger

According to Dr. Tanaka, a highly respected researcher, there is little to no scientific evidence that swimming is good for your health. Swimmers tend to be “fatter” than other athletes, especially ultra-distance swimmers. 

Five Whole Foods Ingredients for Post-Workout Recovery

Friday, May 18, 2012 | By Carrie Barrett

While processed recovery drinks, chocolate milk, and the like may be convenient and effective, some of the best nutrients for post-workout recovery should come in the form of whole foods.

Race Fueling: How Many Calories Should I Eat?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 | By Nicole Odell

A while back I wrote a piece on How to Nail Down a Fueling Strategy. One of the points I made was to dial in the calories, and I suggested a trial and error method in finding the right amount to eat during an event. 

Paleo Breakfast for Champions

Thursday, February 24, 2011 | By Nell Stephenson

When converting to a Paleo Lifestyle, many people find breakfast to be the most challenging time of day to eat within the Paleo Realm.

Daily Hydration Needs For Athletes

Thursday, February 3, 2011 | By Cindy Stonesmith

Coach Cindy Stonesmith tells us the importance of staying hydrated, explains how to calculate the amount of water you need, and gives some great tips on how to make sure you get it all in.

Micronutrients for the Endurance Athlete

Thursday, March 4, 2010 | By TrainingPeaks

As an endurance athlete, are you getting the nutrients you need? Find out which micronutrients you should care about, how to track your consumption, and how to start a food diary using TrainingPeaks.

The Straight Dope on Sugar in Sports Drinks

Thursday, November 12, 2009 | By Matt Fitzgerald

Despite the commonness of the use of sugar in sports drinks, there is a great deal of confusion regarding the effects of these ingredients. Here’s the straight dope on sugar in sports drinks.

Maximize your ability to burn fat as fuel, by Hunter Allen

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 | By TrainingPeaks

Question: I keep reading about how Zone 2 training is crucial in base building, but after reading Power Training Levels by Andrew Coggan, and seeing how much more beneficial Zone 3 is to Zone 2, I am wondering if I am wasting valuable training time. My goal is to maximize my body’s ability to burn fat as a primary fuel, so my question is: Would it be more beneficial to train primarily in Zone 3 as opposed to my current plan of training 70% of my time in Zone 2? Thanks!Answer: If

Iron and the Endurance Athlete

Thursday, August 6, 2009 | By TrainingPeaks

Is iron really that important for endurance athletes? How can you tell if you may have an iron deficiency, and what are some sources of iron?

5 Healthy Snacks For Triathletes

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 | By Ben Greenfield

While your body "crying for calories" is often a sign that you *should* be increasing overall food intake, you need to be careful with the type of things you may be consuming along with your "healthy" snack foods.

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